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Daily Cupcakes- July 18th, 2011

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The more I read about Burnaby Joe, the more I am convinced that there is nothing that Joe Sakic cannot accomplish. Half of the money is going to a charity.

Former NHL All-Star Joe Sakic picked a good spot for his first career hole-in-one — a $1 million two-hopper into the cup on the waterfront par-3 17th at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

"That's a shot you never imagine hitting," said Sakic, a native of Burnaby, B.C., who won two Stanley Cups and an MVP trophy with the Colorado Avalanche. "I've never even been close before."



CBC is saying that Kyle Quincey is a guy to watch for fantasy hockey, might I add that they only list five guys!

Kyle Quincey — Colorado Avalanche You may be surprised to see Quincey's name here, but there's a good reason. Quincey has proven himself to be a respectable offensive defenceman and Colorado has essentially no one else that can say that after the John-Michael Liles trade to Toronto. Yes, the Avs' thin blueline also includes Erik Johnson, whom the team acquired in a heavily criticized trade with St. Louis back on Feb. 19 for Kevin Shattenkirk and Chris Stewart, but Johnson had ample opportunities to produce offensively while with the Blues.

 

Not an NHL story, but there is a guy who will be inline skating halfway across Canada...

When Mark DeMontis was a little boy he wanted to grow up to be a professional hockey player.

He played Triple-A hockey and was offered an NCAA hockey scholarship in the States. But when DeMontis was just 17, he lost much of his eyesight due to a rare condition, Leber's Optic Neuropathy.

Now 24, DeMontis, founder of the charity Courage Canada, is prepping to inline-skate from Halifax to Weston, Ontario, in support of learn-to-skate programs and hockey events for the visually impaired.

 

Hope those who were able to go, had fun meeting Matt Duchene on Saturday.